Each computer that is connected to the Internet has a unique IP address that holds information regarding the network it is part of and the location. Alien-IP is a small utility that enables you to locate on the world map other computers, based on their IP.
The app has a clean interface that is very easy to work with, particularly thanks to the intuitive layout. Thus, on top of the various tools, it displays a detailed map of the world.
Whenever you want to search for a certain IP address, you may input it into the field and choose one of the available actions. For instance, you may locate, traceroute or ping the host. Other tools allow you to resolve the IP range and create a trace list.
Every time you input an IP address the program searches for it and, if the query is successful, provides the computer’s location. The map comes with zoom in and zoom out options, which you can use to get a better view of the city/town and country the IP comes from.
The program comes with an IP calculator. Basically, you must input the address and it calculates the decimal, hex and binary values. It can also provide details regarding the IP range, such as the net address and subnet mask.
If you own a business, you can use this program to filter access from countries that you do not work with, thus reducing the risk of various Internet frauds.
The bottom line is that Alien IP is a nice tool that can come in handy on a daily basis. Individuals with no previous experience with this type of apps, should find it easy to work with, thanks to the intuitive interface.